yipee, i have been dying to learn how and our friend Cheryl Burton is going to teach the class.
i have made a few attempts so far but there are so many variables~
what to use for the armature--plain wire, wrapped or coated wire, pipe cleaners
what kind of cotton to use--loose cotton, medical cotton, cotton roving, cotton balls
what to hold it together with--spray starch, liquid starch, watered down glue mixture
|barn door pjs with little buttons|
kitten was a bit harder to photograph as her tail sticks out weird making her so i can't lean her up against the paper. she is made with a cotton roving and has a much smoother finish.
here are a few figures waiting for paint and decoration. the bunny has some artificial eyes that might work out, don't know yet. the bear needs some sort of nose, i'll have to add something on...
and the owl/wild things creature has cool feet but is pretty squishy, not enough cotton for
if anyone has any suggestions, ideas, or experience making spun cotton figures please email me, i would LOVE to know!
happy wednesday, julie